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Romance Studies, Department

Fachbereich II at the Uni Trier

Fach Romanistik

  • Universitätsring 15
  • 54286 Trier
  • Phone: +49 651 201-2222
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 15
Total number of students 370
Number of master degree students 10

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points


Doctorates per professor 0.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 280
Teacher qualification programmes
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Romance Studies in Trier comprises 3 Romance philologies (French, Italian, Spanish) and is distinguished, among other things, by its teaching excellence in the specialist disciplines and language practice, by its thematically broad and interdisciplinary courses, by the research-based consideration of Romance-speaking cultural areas throughout the world and by the high degree of internationalisation as part if university partnerships and exchange relationships with universities in Europe, Canada and Hispanic America.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The international orientation is characterised in particular by its teaching of and research into the Romance-language-speaking cultural areas throughout the world, the high degree of internationalisation through university partnerships and exchange relationships with universities in Europe (especially France, Spain, Italy), Canada and Hispanoamerica (especially Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia) and its networking with the University of the Greater Region (Université de Liège, Université de Lorraine (Metz&Nancy) and Université du Luxembourg). In addition, co-tutelle procedures, honorary memberships in international institutions.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research focuses: America Romana Centrum (ARC, Research Centre with Focus on the Caribbean), Early modern studies; Cooperations: Italienzentrum (IZT), Centrum für Postcolonial und Gender Studies (CePoG), DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Diversity (IRTG), Zentrum für Kanada-Studien (ZKS), Grenzüberschreitende Doktorandenschule LOGOS (UniGR); Participation in collaborative projects: ‘Trier Centrum for Language and Communication (TCLC). Patterns’, ‘Trierer Kolleg für Mittelalter und Neuzeit (TRIKO). Der Wert der Information’, ‘Mining and Modelling Text’ (MiMoTex)
  • Other special features
    Innovations since 2019: Compensation of the basic study of Latin; Options for level-specific approval without/B1-level fluency in It. and Span.; Implementation of crash courses companion to the course of study to achieve Level B1 (It./Span.); Introduction to primary school instruction in French; Further expansion of the student counselling offer through more personalised counselling and student mentoring. In the years 2013, 2014 and 2018 four members of the Trier Romance studies department received the teaching award of the University of Trier. Another member was also nominated for the teaching award of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate in 2016 and 2022.
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